…from the Perspectives’ Kitchen
How you doin’? Are you an everyday breakfast person or are you a weekend brunch muncher? Even people who say they never have time to eat breakfast always seem to have the time to grab a cookie or two. For on-the-go eating, kids' breakfasts, or when you're pressed for time, they can be a great option for convenience.
You can make my recipe in advance, store them in an air-tight container or freeze the baked cookies (or the cookie dough), and then defrost when you're in a hurry (or bake them fresh in the morning).
Last year, I bought a horrible box of granola—and I like granola. The one I bought was like eating horse silage. Even with milk it was hard to choke it down. I was just about to toss what was left in the box when Joan took one of our recipes and turned it into one of the best cookies ever. This basic cookie is great for breakfast.
If you want you can add a bit of flax or chia, pumpkin seeds and other nuts or seeds that are nutritious… kind of like eating oatmeal, but without the liquid. You can also use whole wheat flour. For softer cookies change out some of the granulated sugar with honey, agave or maple syrup.
Ready to put some cookie power into your morning routine? Okay then… Ready, Set, BAKE!
Prep time: 15 minutes
Resting/chill time: 1 hour
Bake time: 10-11 minutes
Yield: about 44 cookies
1 cup unsalted butter, softened
1 cup maple syrup (or honey or agave syrup)
1 cup packed brown sugar
2 large eggs
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
2 cups whole wheat flour
2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoons ground nutmeg
3 cups Quaker brand Simply Granola
1/2 cup raisins
1/2 cup cooked, drained and chopped smoky bacon (see note about Benton Bacon)
ChefSecret: I prefer to use Benton’s Smoky Tennessee Bacon. It is all-natural cured with just smoke and salt. You don’t need any added salt. www.bentoncountryham.com – 423-442-5003.
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